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Admiral John Henry Towers marker dedication on Friday

Jeans 4 Justice Walk on Broad Street

The statue of Adm. John H. Towers stands among the participants in the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia's Jeans 4 Justice Walk on Friday, April 11, 2014, near Rome City Hall. Over 100 people officially registered for the event meant to raise awareness of sexual abuse and assault victims. (Jeremy Stewart/

ROME, GA. — The Georgia Historical Society invites the community to the Admiral John Henry Towers historical marker dedication at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. The Georgia Historical Marker will be installed at 701 Broad Street recognizing the historical location of Towers’ childhood home where he was born and raised.

Admiral John Henry Towers was born in 1885 and is known as “The Father of Naval Aviation”. He set early records for flying and led the first successful group trans-Atlantic air crossing in 1919.

The Georgia Historical Marker Program is a program of the Georgia Historical Society. The marker is erected by the Georgia Historical Society, the City of Rome and the Rome Area Heritage Foundation.

The John Henry Tower Historical Marker is located across the street from the Rome Chamber on Riverside Parkway.